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Captain Gilchrist Guesthouse

Vacation Retreat on the shore of Lake Erie in Vermilion Ohio

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Lake Erie Summer Sunset

Less than 50 yards from the house, you can walk to the water’s edge to enjoy spectacular sunsets

Our Guesthouse

Since 1885 this lovely Victorian home has provided a welcoming retreat for many.

You’re more than a Guest … you’re Family!

The Captain Gilchrist Guesthouse is located in Vermilion Ohio, a vibrant and charming small town on a great lake that attracts many who often return for generations.

The Guesthouse has a private residence on the first floor and 4 guest rooms on the second floor, all with private bath. Guests have access to a sitting room and a dining room to relax and socialize. The home has a peaceful and comfortable wrap-around porch, backyard patio with a firepit which overlooks Lake Erie, lighthouse and beach.

And you can’t beat the location, less than 50 yards to the water’s edge and only a 3 minute walk to Vermilion’s famous Chez Francois restaurant.

We provide great Nespresso coffee and tea with select treats 24 hours and a gift card for breakfast at Brewed Awakening or The Pavilion Grill. Both are a short walk into the center of town.

In a Small Town on a Great Lake.

Click here to see more about the history of the Capt Gilchrist Guesthouse.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The easiest way to reserve rooms is by using our online Search Availability tool. Enter your preferred dates and number of people and you will be shown all the rooms available for those dates and given the option to book and confirm the reservation in just a few short steps.

Due to changes in the kitchen we no longer serve breakfast in the guesthouse dining room. Instead, we offer a coupon card to enjoy a breakfast at one of two restaurants a few blocks away in the center of town. There will always be great coffee available from our new Nespresso machine.

All 4 guestrooms have a private restroom with shower facilities. Three of the rooms have shower bath combinations.

Yes, there is parking for 5 vehicles in the entrance parking lot. If guests drive separate, there is always plenty of parking on the street curb in front.

Sorry, although we loved our furry friends, it is unfair to all guests that might have allergies to allow any pets in the guestrooms. We apologize and might designate a room in the future, but not at the present time.

If you need to cancel your reservation, you can use the Cancel Booking link in the body of your Booking Confirmation email. Please read the cancellation policy carefully first. 

Cancellations that occur at least 14 days prior to check in date will be eligible for a full refund less the online booking fee.

Cancellations that occur less than 14 days prior to check in date will receive credit for a future reservation or a 50% refund.

Payment of full balance is due 12 days prior to check in date and  an email reminder will be sent with a link to make a credit card payment online.

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